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"Learning Curve"

Thanks to MIMBruin for taking the initiative and getting this published as the top letter in the LAT:

I was disgusted by this quote from Rose Mary Ross, the Spanish teacher referenced in Lance Pugmire and Gary Klein's Feb. 2 article ["Summertime, and the grading is easy"]: "The most important thing in learning is that everyone likes the teacher."

This statement is a gross disservice to devoted teachers everywhere.

Popularity should not be a substitute for integrity. Ross herself is quoted as saying that if someone is lazy, "coming late all the time, acting like he doesn't care, I won't give him an A. I'll give him a B."

Merely showing up on time and acting like you care should not be 80% of the grade in a college-level course. Given those stringent requirements, I doubt that the USC "student-athletes" who so enthusiastically promoted her Spanish 3 class respected Ms. Ross for being anything more than an academic tackling dummy.
Keep them coming. This is one of the ways we can keep the pressure on.

Congrats to MIMBruin for doing God's work.